Author - Tanaka Chitsa

Patients urged to book A&E appointments through NHS 111 as emergency services tackle winter pressures

Patients urged to book A&E appointments through NHS 111 as emergency services tackle winter pressures The government wants to reduce pressure on emergency departments as staff face winter pressures from COVID-19 and seasonal flu. Patients will be urged to book A&E appointments through NHS 111 as part of a shake-up Patients will be urged to book A&E appointments as part of a shake-up of emergency services in response to the coronavirus pandemic. If pilots are successful, the scheme could be rolled out to [...]

Coronavirus: Facebook and NHS team up to call for blood donations ahead of second wave

Coronavirus: Facebook and NHS team up to call for blood donations ahead of second wave The NHS is calling for people with black heritage and men in particular due to a lack of donors from these groups. The NHS is partnering with Facebook to recruit new blood donors The NHS is partnering with Facebook to enlist new blood donors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland ahead of a potential second wave of COVID-19. The feature on Facebook will allow users to sign up [...]

Coronavirus: Number of high-risk drinkers has ‘doubled since lockdown’ as millions more turn to alcohol

Coronavirus: Number of high-risk drinkers has 'doubled since lockdown' as millions more turn to alcohol An estimated 8.4 million people drank "high-risk" amounts of alcohol in June, compared to 4.8 million people four months earlier. The British Medical Association said the figures were 'alarming' The number of people drinking at high-risk levels has almost doubled since just before the UK's lockdown, experts have warned. An estimated 8.4 million people drank "high-risk" amounts of alcohol in June, compared to 4.8 million people four months [...]

Coronavirus: ‘Rule of six’ comes into force as medics warn of second COVID-19 peak

Coronavirus: 'Rule of six' comes into force as medics warn of second COVID-19 peak From today, people face fines of up to £3,200 if they do not abide by the new measure which aims to curb a rise in COVID-19 cases. Any social gatherings of more than six people in England will break the law Social gatherings of more than six people are now illegal in England as the coronavirus "rule of six" comes into force. From today, people face fines of up [...]

Coronavirus: Care home firm reimposes own lockdown to protect residents and staff

Coronavirus: Care home firm reimposes own lockdown to protect residents and staff The chief executive of Berkley Care tells Ian King Live its early lockdown in March was proved right by what followed UK-wide. Care homes have been at the forefront of the coronavirus crisis A care home operator which imposed its own coronavirus lockdown ahead of the national restrictions in the spring, has been explaining to Sky News why it has reimposed the measures. The Berkley Care Group, a firm that markets [...]